A gift from the artist to the previous owner. ; Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 4 June 2004, lot 80, where purchased by the present owner.
Exhibition History :
Sunderland, Arts Council of Great Britain, Sunderland Art Gallery, L.S. Lowry, August - September 1966, no. 148: this exhibition travelled to Manchester, Whitworth Art Gallery, September - October 1966; Bristol, City Art Gallery, October - November 1966; and London, Tate Gallery, November 1966 - January 1967. ; Accrington, Haworth Art Gallery, Paintings and Drawings by L.S. Lowry, R.A., September 1971, no. 60, as 'Factory Scene'.